Goodlettsville Little League Advances To World Series Title Game
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.- Fans from Goodlettsville could be heard cheering across the city as the Goodlettsville Little League clinched the win in the Championship game 24-16.
The game was played against the Petaluma National of California Saturday in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Brock Myers' hit a tie-breaking double, and Goodlettsville, Tenn., gave up a 10-run lead in the bottom of the sixth before scoring nine in the seventh in a 24-16 victory over Petaluma, Calif., on Saturday for a berth in the Little League World Series title game.
Fans were on the edges of their seats for most of the game.
"I'm so proud, no matter what happens. I mean just how far they've come, it's awesome," explained Stephanie Hahn whose little brother was playing left field for the team.
Only California's 10-run comeback to send the game into extra innings tied at 15 could overshadow Tennessee slugger Lorenzo Butler's extraordinary day at the plate. Butler set a single-game record with nine RBIs, and tied a record with three homers to lead Tennessee.
Cole Tomei had a two-run double in the sixth, and Hance Smith's solo shot with two outs gave California an improbable 15-15 tie.
Tennessee finally held on in the bottom of the seventh.
"It's an absolutely amazing feeling. We are U.S. champs! Who would've thought," Stephanie said.
Tennessee will face Tokyo on Sunday. Tokyo beat Aguadulce, Panama, 10-2 in the international final.